Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Bicycles and Battery Park
Our bikes leaning against a tree.
New York is becoming more bike friendly which is good with more bike lanes all over the place. We can get from 23rd St. across to the Hudson River Park without immediate danger to life and limb.
Our bikes are ancient, and we allow bumper stickers on them. Place specific like reading People Magazine only at the nail parlor, and drinking Hawaii at shwerma restaurants.
R's has Sponge Bob and 'Montauk:The End'. I have a Rocket Dog shoes sticker - reminds me of Skippy - and Amnesty International.
Tourists admiring the wide reaches of the harbor.
My mother, arriving on a ship from England for a visit circa 1983, said she cried when the ship's orchestra played Dvorjak's "New World" as they sailed in.
Lots of lines to wait on to catch the boat to Ellis Island. But lots to look at.
For some reason, they have never finished restoring the building to the right. Ten years and still not done but an architectural gem.
The memorial for the drowning people is sad.